Chili is also known as chili pepper or chile pepper. It comes in different hotness like red hot, mild and sweet chili. It is one of the most useful spice. Capsaicinis the component that makes hot chilli hot. They can improve digestion, help ease pain, destroy bacteria, and boost metabolism.
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The foods with hot chilies provide a sense of coolness to the skin by raising perspiration in hotter days. Chili peppers are rich in Vitamin C. The capsaicin present in chili peppers is a pain relieving medication for use in arthritis, and some creams including capsaicin are available. A soup containing chili pepper, garlic and other herbs is good for the treatment of colds, sinusitis, and bronchitis.
It contains capsaicin which is a good protection against cancer. Capsaicin will be the main ingredient in the next generation of anti-cancer drugs as reported the online Jan 2007 edition of Daily Mail.
Capsaicin, the active agent in spicy hot chili peppers may be used to reduce pain, said Professor Feng Qin of physiology and biophysics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine (Feb 2009). He used capsaicin to unravel how pain-receptor systems can adapt to painful stimuli.
Capsaicin creams are sold as effective treatment of pain from minor muscle or joint aches to those that are very difficult to treat, such as arthritis and neuropathic pain.
World's Hottest Chili Naga Jolokia Chili Pepper
The Naga Jolokia, also known as King Cobra Chile, Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Chile, Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich is the world's hottest chili, confirmed by Guinness World Records in 2007. It occurs naturally in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. It measures in at a digestive tract melting 1,001,300 Scoville heat units, whereas Jalapenos measure 2,500-10,000 units, it is 100 times more hotter than a Jalapeno and the hottest Tabasco is 30,000. It is so hot that it cannot be handled with bare hands. One seed of a Naga Jolokia can produce intense pain in the mouth for up to 30 minutes.
In northeastern India, it is known to use as a defense against wild elephants. Indian Defense scientists in 2009 suggested to use Jolokia chile hand grenades to control rioters to immobilize them without killing.
In 2011, the fiery Trinidad Scorpion Butch T registered 1,463,700 Scoville units, placing it ahead of the previous world recod-holder, the Naga Viper
Select chili pepper of fine red powder form. Do not buy with visible seeds. For good color and texture to the dishes, you can buy paprika (which is powdered red capcicum) and mix it with red chili powder.
Green and red chilies make very tasty pickles. see Chili Pickles Recipe